Brother Marcus, Balham

I have such exciting news to share with you all! I’ve had a little work/blog reshuffle and I’ve decided to dedicate more time to building The London Blogger universe. Three business days per week to be precise! The love and support you all give me is beyond words and I don’t think you all quite understand that Y-O-U are giving me my dream career, and I can’t thank you all enough!

More blog days means more and better quality content. More time spent exploring London to give you all the best recommendations I can find and better quality images too. Basically, The London Blogger is about to get stepped up a level. I also hope you’ll start giving me ideas and requests for blog topics too!

To kick off my new surge of blog content and also as a means of celebrating my further shift into the blogger world, my cousin/friend Sarah and I headed to her neck of the woods for brunch at Brother Marcus in Balham (literally right outside the tube station). I just love finding up and coming, independent cafes and restaurants in London and this one I couldn’t wait to share with you from the second I walked in the door.


The staff are all super friendly and generally cool individuals (the sort of people who look like they’ve been wearing beanies and drinking flat whites since they were in the womb!!). The crowd was also a mix of people working as well as friends catching up over coffees or food which gave the whole place such a welcoming and warm atmosphere.

We sat at a big, bright table by the window ordered coffees whilst choosing our food. I’ve got into the worst millennial-typical habit of going through a place’s Instagram to find pictures of food that looks good and order off that… antisocial and aaaabsolutely frowned upon, but you know exactly what you’re going to get!!


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We ordered the ‘Brother Special’ (beetroot cured salmon, scrambled eggs & sesame-glazed broccoli on toast with rocket oil) and ‘Sugar Daddy’ (cinnamon french toasted crumpets, caramelised bananas, pecans & vanilla infused greek yoghurt) to share, and oh my word they were both delicious.


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I really can’t recommend this place enough to you guys. It’s such a lovely, chilled spot to grab brunch, lunch, coffee or cocktails. The staff told us there’s often a queue on the weekends though, so maybe try for a weekday or get there a bit earlier on the weekend to make sure you get a good spot!


  1. March 17, 2018 / 8:59 am

    If they still do it, the beetroot fritters there are amazing! (P.S. I do the Instagram research thing too!) Steph x

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